Are you interested in the profession of Physical Therapy or related health care fields? If your answer is YES, then the Duke DPT Summer Discovery Program was created with YOU in mind!
The Summer Discovery Program is designed to expose undergraduate students with a keen interested in PT to the profession of physical therapy and to the Duke DPT experience. This program is for students interested in the profession of physical therapy, especially those from demographic communities that are currently underrepresented among licensed physical therapists.
This is an intensive week that will immerse participants completely in the profession of physical therapy. At the end of this week, participants will have gained exposure to multiple areas in the profession and have the information needed to be more competitive and to more effectively matriculate into doctor of physical therapy programs.
Participants will have access to some of the top faculty in the profession of physical therapy; will have interdisciplinary opportunities (PTs, OTs, nurses, exercise physiologists, etc.); receive mentorship from current Duke DPT students, faculty, local clinicians, and admission specialists.
Participation in the Duke DPT Summer Discovery Program will provide:
The program is open to current undergraduate students interested in the profession of physical therapy and/or related health science professions. If a student is a current undergraduate student at the time of application, then they are eligible to apply. The program is open to all applicants; however, it is our hope to encourage applicants who are from groups underrepresented within the profession of physical therapy, disadvantaged/first generation to attend college, or students interested in serving underrepresented populations.
Successful applicants will:
The program has determined that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in all states, the District of Colombia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands secondary to its accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, based on the following: CAPTE accreditation of a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant program satisfies state educational requirements in all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Thus, students graduating from CAPTE-accredited physical therapist and physical therapist assistant education programs are eligible to take the National Physical Therapy Examination and apply for licensure in all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. For more information regarding state qualifications and licensure requirements, refer to the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy website at www.fsbpt.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 919-681-4380. The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Duke University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; 703-706-3245; email@example.com; http://www.capteonline.org